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Old 01-09-2006, 01:39 PM   #8
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1998 Legacy 2.5GT
Silver Sleeper BK, 5MT


Originally Posted by Hayes
My dealer quoted 5-$600 for the T-belt alone and another $100for the WP. I bought a " NEW" Bosch water pump at PepBoys for 49.95 and an OEM belt for $69.95 or 59.95 and did the job myself with the help of a friend (who has a better back than mine). I also carefully checked all the idlers, oil pump and seals for leakage. I replaced the thermostate, coolant hoses and drive belts at the same time. I used ALL OEM parts except the WP and the complete job was about $190. You mush be machanically inclined to do this job as it is not a good place to practice. Go to and they have a file on how to do it correctly.
Pretty much what I have done.
The Bosch water pump is fine after a year and ~20K miles.

I figure it is about 2 hours work for the whole thing. Add in a front crank seal while doing it and check the cam seals before starting.
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